NTSB: 400,000 gallons of crude spilled in N.D. train wreck

  • Article by: DAVID SHAFFER and EVAN RAMSTAD , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 13, 2014 - 9:08 PM

The train derailments and explosions near Casselton, N.D., two weeks ago are drawing calls for stricter tank car safety standards.

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timroddyJan. 13, 1412:12 PM

if we had built Keystone pipeline would not have these concerns....

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peoplewatchrJan. 13, 1412:16 PM

Wow...that's a lot. Far more than would have been spilled if a pipeline leaked!

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wonderboy197Jan. 13, 1412:18 PM

..and Neocons, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, et. all wonder why people would oppose the Keystone pipeline. Oil doesn't have to come from an offshore rig to spill over and become an enviormental biohazzard.

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fuzzypilgrimJan. 13, 1412:31 PM

Ahhh. *breathes deeply* arabian oil.

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BCanniffJan. 13, 1412:33 PM

Its completely nuts to move all that oil by rail. It is just far too dangerous and costly. Just like in Alaska the only efficient and safe way its to build a pipeline. If it leaks in one section it will automatically shut off with minimal spillage very little threat to the environment and no danger to the transportation and shipping system.

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rraganJan. 13, 1412:34 PM

How long before the oil carrying train came through,did the freight train derail? If it was more than a few minutes, one would think the railroad could have shut down the line until they had cleared the derailed cars.

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getcrazyJan. 13, 1412:39 PM

@timroddy---"if we had built Keystone pipeline would not have these concerns...."---Are you suggesting that pipelines do not rupture and leak? Facts are not on your side. Not in the slightest. In fact the spills are much worse. One million gallons into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan from a pipeline in 2010 and over $1 billion spent already to clean up 40 miles of river and it's still a mess. So grab the big eraser and head back to the drawing board to the "this wouldn't happen with a pipeline..." argument and make a swipe removing the lie on pipelines. Can we please more on from the praising corporations like gods and start expecting that they

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Harry_PotterJan. 13, 1412:44 PM

Looks like gas prices will go up soon...with companies using the spill as an excuse.

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tituspulloJan. 13, 1412:46 PM

peoplewatchrJan. 13, 1412:16 PM Wow...that's a lot. Far more than would have been spilled if a pipeline leaked!__________-Really? You mean like when the Entbridge Energy Pipeline in Michigan ruptured, spilling 847,000 gallons? Or

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Tex21Jan. 13, 1412:47 PM

Is that where the black film covering my car came from. One of the benefits to being east of this now.

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